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a win for those opposing arizona's new immigration law. also this hour, broken trust. the new battle ground for u.s. troops in afghanistan. we're talking to one expert who
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says the intelligence leaks are more damaging than suicide bombings. and from the rig explosion that killed 11 people to the oil spill that damaged a way of life for thousands of coastal neighborhoods, the crisis reaches day 100 and a new criminal investigation is under way. hello, i'm chris jansing. and less than 12 hours before arizona's controversial anti-immigration law was to go into effect, a judge has ruled to block the most controversial parts of it. still, protestors have been gathering in arizona. at least one sheriff there plans to go ahead with a planned round-up of illegals, and more court battles are sure to follow. pete williams joins us now. and pete, give us the headlines for this ruling. >> you know, this ruling is based on one thing that was not at the -- originally the main argument against him. what opponents said was this would force police to engage in
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racial profiling. the judge said this would preempt federal law, so the judge put a hold on the enforcement of the law while this issue can be further worked out in court. but she said this is going to inundate the federal government which has its own priorities on how to best enforce the nation's immigration laws. it would also result in people being detained who were here legally, including some citizens, and that they could be held for an indefinite period of time while the state and federal authorities figure out if to they can be properly released. so for those reasons she put a hold on the most controversial part of the law, which requires police in arizona, whenever they make a traffic stop or an arrest to look into the immigration status of anyone they reasonably suspected was in the u.s. illegally .now, other parts of the law that have to do with
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human smuggling, that have to do with enforcement of laws against employers, hiring illegals, those remain on the books and they will go into effect tomorrow. the judge did not interfere with the enforce. of those. so it's just the most controversial parts that she's put a hold on. now, one interesting thing here, chris. what this does is put a hold on the state requiring the police in arizona to do this. the police in arizona can still do this if they wish. so you may still see somewhat varying practice here from the police departments who felt most strongly this was the right thing to do. there's nothing in this ruling that says they can't continue to do that. it's the state law that the state judge has put a hold on, but individual practices of individual police departments can still vary as they have in the past. >> jan brewer will appeal the decision. the new york sometimes says that
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experts predict the case is headed for the supreme court. so what is likely to be next? >> well, the next step will be to ask the judge, will you put a hold on your own ruling while we run up to the court of appeals in california and try to argue that you're wrong? the judge doesn't have to do that. they can still try to go to the court of appeals, which would allow the law to go back into effect. but that's going to take efrl several dpaps i don't think anything is going to happen here before tomorrow morning. >> thank you very much, pete. large-scale programs were planned all across the country, but with this last-minute victory for opponents, has the appetite for protests diminished? give us a sense of what it's like there right now. >> a lot of activists here that represent different
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organizations, mostly hispanic organizations say if it's a bump, it's the size of the empire state building, and that's certainly what they're hoping. although, we have to remember the vast majority of folks here support 1070. this is kind of a ruling against the majority's will. but for the hispanic community, that number has completely turned on its head. the great majority of hispanics, both documented and undocumented oppose 1070, and they are breathing a high of relief today. >> tell us a little bit about the mood that was there, because we had heard a lot of about tension, a lot about anxiety. tell me what you sensed on the ground there. >> fear. i've been here since april back and forth. we've been doing a number of special reports. last sunday i hosted a town hall meeting here. to give you an idea of the kind of questions you get.
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here's a question of a guy on sunday, he asked the lawyer, i don't have my paper, my wife is an american citizen, what do i do and what does she do if we get stop by the cops? what do we say? do we both go to jail? another lady said, well, what do i do if i give my grandson a ride, and even though i was -- i have my documents, he is -- he does. and so does that make him a criminal because in the car with an undocumented grandmother? in other words, you know, it's kind of these questions that bring up fear. and it's also the fear of the unknown, quite frankly. people are really scared of what would happen of what would happen here tomorrow. and maricopa county sheriff joe arpayo says he's going to have another raid against undocumented aaliens. a lot of latinos holding their breath seeing if maybe the worst
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part may have been, you know, the big bullet was dodged today. that's what they're hoping. >> did i read, and tell me if i'm wrong, jose, that sheriff arpayo had already cleared out part of his outdoor jail, that he had room for 100 people that he was planning to round up? >> actually, what happens is he has these outdoor tents in now in the yard of his jail. i've got to tell you, i would say it's probably about 105, 107 degrees, and cloudy today in arizona. last week was 115. he has undocumented immigrants living in these tents outside. and what he did over the week was clear out other space for new tents, and he called that tent 1070 tent city. but he says he's not going to change either way. regardless of whether 1070 takes effect or parts of 1070 takes effect, his raids are going to
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continue, and he has the support of an overwhelming number of voters in this county to do so. >> thanks very much for being with us today. >> now let's bring in sheriff larry deaver from cochise county, arizona. you and i spoke yesterday in anticipation of this ruling. let me get your reaction. >> well, i didn't expect much and i'm still disappointed. i guess the best way i can define it. i'm not surprised by this ruling. i thought all along that one way or another, it won't be settled until it appears before the supreme court to make a final ruling. either side or both could appeal. the ability to continue to enforce work place violations is important, but the critical element of the intent and application, tactical application of sb-1070 in this
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ruling, and while we don't do round-ups down here where i am, we are on the border and the frontline. and we encounter a lot of illegal alien, and we do -- we turn them over to border patrol. and they process them. we're not going to stop doing that. we'll continue doing that. we've done it for the 34 years i've been in this business. so that won't change. >> so the net effect at this point is that tomorrow, it will be business as usual. nothing will change in terms of your approach? >> that's correct. we'll keep doing what we're doing. a couple of modifications is when we encounter frequent flyers who are simply deported by border patrol and voluntarily return and are back in a day or two, we would build a case on them so they could be deported and not allowed back in. they come anyway. as we spoke yesterday.
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go to www.bordersheriffs.com. it will explain better than i can on the phone in a couple of minutes. >> sheriff larry deaver, thanks so much for being with us. we're going to turn now to our panel of legal experts. bruce fine, maria teresa kumar and jonathan turley from the george washington university law school. i want to read a statement by jan brewer who said she's disappointed, and quote, this fight is far from over. in fact, it's just the beginning, and the end of what is certain to be a long -- and at the end of what is certainly to be a long legal struggle,
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arizona will prevail in its right to protect our citizens. bruce, your reaction? >> well, i think that's an incorrect forecast. i do think the case is going to go up to the u.s. supreme court ultimately, but i do think that the judge's decision was reasonably well founded. it basically says immigration is a federal matter, that arizona can't have its own law prohibiting undocumented aliens in violation of state law, which would enable the state prosecutions to determine our foreign policy, and we know the ramifications that immigration has with recent disputes with mexico and mex con governors along the border. it doesn't mean the federal government gets it right all the time, but that's where the power is entrusted. but it doesn't mean that congress could not decide to delegate to the states expressly the authority that arizona claimed in this instance. but until congress does that, we need to speak with one voice on immigration. but i would expect you might get an immediate appeal to the ninth circuit to stay the order and up to the u.s. supreme court within a month, even though it wouldn't be a final determination. >> is that what you would
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expect, jonathan? >> well, i certainly would expect the same type of process. i'm not as confident as bruce is in terms of the outcome. i think there are at least four justices on the supreme court that would have considerable problems with this opinion. >> on what grounds, jonathan? >> well, the issue here is implied preemption. the immigration laws do not expressly say that there's not concurrent jurisdiction, as it's called, with the states. and the supreme court has actually recognized current jurisdiction in passed immigration context. it's a close question. once you strip away all the rhetoric and the heat and passions, there is a legitimate legal question here, and it's a pretty close one. what they're going to have to try to do is get the trial judge to get the judge to give an interlocutory appeal, to stay her case and allow them to go to the court of appeals. she doesn't have to do that, and my guess is that she would.
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most judges view this as pretty much a legal question that could be submitted at this time to the court of appeals. if that's the case, it would fast track this process. >> we've talked about the legal aspects of this, but there's the heat and the passion. and you probably heard me speaking to jose down there. i asked him to summarize the mood and he says fear. what's your reaction? >> i think he hit the nail on the head. first, i think folks are sighing a sigh of relief. what a lot of news folks aren't covering is that there are a lot of -- a lot of u.s. citizens that are leaving arizona in droves that happen to be hispanic families because they're fearful that just because they look hispanic that they may be questioned and locked up and then released. so i think what the judge did today was basically gave one, saying yes, this is a federal issue, number one. but number two, in america, we don't believe in basically locking somebody up without a warrant. i think that was a key provision in this legislation that she was able to remove. now, i think it's still very
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much a wait and see approach because it's not finalized, but more importantly, i think what, you knower the statement governor brewer say it was a loss for her, not really. as your guest previously just said, they're going to continue law enforcement. i think that's the number one thing. we definitely want secure borders but we don't want to go after american citizens at the same time. >> i think that one of the dynamics here that works to undercut the arizona law is that it wasn't confronting a spiraling crime rate where immigration violations were spiraling. in fact, it was the other way around. so this is not going to call on the justices to think, my gosh, there was a crisis there and an emergency. what were they supposed to do? the trajectory was in the opposite direction. >> bryce fein, maria teresa kumar, jonathan turley, thank you for your time. reaction is sweeping in. i'll talk to former gubernatorial candidate next. plus, a jury is deciding the
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fate of rod blagojevich.
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>> welcome back. just about two hours after the immigration ruling, we're just getting word that governor jan brewer says her state will indeed exile an expedited appeal of the ruling. that's the next legal step in what many experts believe is a likely path to the supreme court. author and former texas candidate of governor kiki friedman joins us from seattle. tell me your reaction to this. >> well, i think it's a hollow victory, chris, for the obama administration. i think it flies in the face of
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what 70% of the country want. they can't build a fence, they can't evacuate new orleans, they can't run a post office, and the guy in nevada, the brothel owner who couldn't pay his taxes turned his brothel over to the government ran it into the grounds in six months. they can't even run a whorehouse in nevada. >> they would argue that post katrina, building a fence came under a previous administration. the administration said they're sending more troops down to patrol the border. and, in fact, the president has said many times during the campaign and afterwards he governs by what he thinks is right and correct, not by the polls. so that's the other side of this. >> the other side is that i think we now have a government by ego. i really think -- i mean, it
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looks like the same story with immigration. i don't think the feds -- i don't trust them to do something, and i think the political parties are so full of self-interest, you know, the republicans want cheap labor for their fat cat corporate backers and the democrats want to increase their voter base and that's what this is all about. for the illegals here already, i would say who would jesus deport? i'm not for throwing them out, but certainly we should be able to secure our borders like every other country on earth. what do you think should be done about the border?
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>> it's pretty simple. we need to secure the border and anybody here who wants to work in texas would have to have a criminal background check, and then they would be issued a new taxpayer i.d. card. once that's been done, then you just sock it to those big employers that hire illegals that don't have the taxpayer i.d. card. i mean, hit them really big time. that's never been done. and that's a comprehensive plan. and that would one would work. right now, of course, i'm against building the fence, i have to tell you, because the way things are going, we might want to get out of here. >> kinky friedman, never one at a loss for opinions. what are you smoking there? >> this is a cuban cigar, and i'm not supporting their economy. i'm burning their fields. >> kinky friedman, thank you. >> we're going to take you to
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the white house for more on today's breaking news. a win for president obama and other opponents of the immigration law. plus, what the afghan intelligence leaks mean for u.s. troops on the ground. she felt lost... until the combination of three good probiotics in phillips' colon health defended against the bad gas, diarrhea and constipation. ...and? it helped balance her colon. oh, now that's the best part. i love your work. [ female announcer ] phillips' colon health.
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today, the justice department is standing behind the new immigration ruling, saying the state law could disrupt federal enforcement. ahead this hour, we look at who gets the political advantage in the face of this ruling. but first, troubling revelations for the u.s. military today, as more te tails emerge from those 90,000 leaked documents. the identity of hundreds of those who helped nato forces are named in the documents. fears that it's a setback. the wikileaks owner said 15,000 names were actually held back.
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>> if there are those names there and they're at risk, this would be because of a misclassification by the u.s. military itself. >> another pentagon has launched an investigation to find the source and says thousands of personnel have access to the documents that were leaked. jim mick miklaszewski, the pres down playing the significance of what was in that leak, but what are they saying at the pentagon today? >> welsh it's one of the fears that u.s. military and intelligence officials have had from the very beginning, that there would be individuals identified in some of these cables, some of these classified documents. that were dumped into wikileaks' laps. and quite frankly, the explanation from the founder there, julian assange, that oh, they may have been misidentified in terms of their clearances is pretty flimsy, because, as he explained, wikileaks was going
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to go through these documents to see if anybody was named, and apparently they only went through about 2,000 of the more than 90,000. so we're not going to reveal the specifics of one of those documents that we found at nbc, and we had some help here at the pentagon and from intelligence officials in trying to decipher the acronyms in here, but what this says essentially, and it names this individual, which we will not do, that this member of the taliban had turned himself in to the afghan security intelligence forces, and then they called in the u.s. military and apparently the cia, which was then trying to get permission from the afghan intelligence services to further question this individual. and all of that is contained in two lines. and it seems pretty innocuous and innocent, but this in the
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hands of the enemy, according to u.s. military officials here could not only hurt u.s. intelligence efforts, but put this individual and perhaps his family at great risk, chris. >> and obviously, that's the concern. thanks very much, mick. appreciate that. "the times" of london said they found these names in jaus two-hour search. let me read to you part of their story, quote, robert regal a former intelligence officer said, it's possible someone could get killed in the next few days. michael hayden, a former director of the cia said militants would be able to find out who was in the room for the planning of specific operations, and would probably punish the trait traitor. our next guest is a law professor at st. mary's university. in your opinion, sir, what are the implications here for our troops on the ground? >> yeah. i mean, the war in afghanistan is not just about putting steel
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on target. this is devastating to our war everyday is to eintentionintent targeted for killings in the future. >> it's impossible to gauge how many possible future enformanhattans will never come forward. >> exactly. and then the third element is general petraeus wants to loosen up on the rules of engagement because our soldiers are at increased risks because we try to limit civilian casualties. now the propaganda narrative is we intentionally kill civilians. that's simply not true, and that's part of the propaganda aspect of this war that we have to fight equally as hard as the combat part of it. >> let me read something to you that "the washington post" wrote
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about. the thousands of people work on american intelligence and have access to this. quote, among the most important people inside the scifs are the low-paid employees carrying their lunches to work to save money. they are the analysts, the 20 and 30-year-olds making $41,000 to $65,000 a year whose job is the the core of everything top secret america tries to do. does this need to prompt a re-evaluation, not just of how things are classified, but who has access to those classified documents? >> yeah. the pentagon is energized and we have to obtain the information, we have to secure the information, to be very careful about who has access to that information, because it's absolutely imperative that we present the true story about what we're doing there. this is a very difficult war, because there's no berlin to capture. we're trying to win the hearts and the minds of the afghan people, and it could be a mission impossible, but it certainly does not help the president's efforts in this regard. >> thank you.
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>> my pleasure. >> we just heard from arizona governor jan brewer as a judge strikes down some of the most controversial parts of the state's immigration law. also rod blagojevich. you're watching msnbc. at remax.com, you can find the experts you need, whether you're trying to sell of hoping to buy. nobody sells more real estate than re/max. visit remax.com today. ♪ [ male announcer ] he's sweet, even with 1/3 less sugar than soda. kool-aid delivering more smiles per gallon.
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hyde park. the second is the beedification of cardinal john newman. th chris, back to you. thank you. you'll remember the president called the law misguided and the u.s. justice department filed a lawsuit against it on the grounds that it was unconstitutional. arizona governor jan brewer spoke a short time ago. >> absolutely the federal government got relief from the courts to not do their job. and that means that now they've got this temporary injunction. they need to step up, the feds do, and do the job that they have the responsibility to do. >> nbc's chuck todd joins us now live from the white house. chuck, does the obama administration view this ruling as a victory? >> well, i think it's not one of those victories where they're jumping up and down and cheering about. they know this is a politically
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sensitive topic. pretty much, they know this is hurting particularly democrats in arizona, but this is what they wanted. remember, the part that they were truly most concerned about and the thing the president singled out had to do with this idea that local law enforcement would be, you know, when they pulled somebody over, would be required to check for citizenship, and that that is something that seemed to be of the most concern to the president and to the justice department. i think the fact is, you could tell that the white house is a little bit concerned about the politics of this. because you don't have the president commenting about it today. they're pointing everybody to go to the justice department and the department of homeland security. >> although presumably, i think he just saw that he made his way to "the view" so it's possible the ladies there could ask him about this. >> you would hope they would ask him about this. who knows when you go on "the view." i don't want to make any predictions about what topics
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come up. that seems to be, you know, we'll find out tomorrow, apparently. >> let's talk a little bit about what we first heard from jan brew per . we'll leave it to the folks in the legal department, the appeal being done by arizona already that they plan to file. but what she said was the feds now need to step up. and we've been reporting that 1,200 more national guard troops are scheduled to report to the southwest border. but what about that? it's a question the obama administration is going to have to answer, especially, i think, given the polls that show most americans were in support of this law. >> well, look, this is what even democrats in arizona have been asking for which is more federal attention to the situation down there. particularly when it comes to the border, and because of some successes they've had with securing the border in california and in texas and new mexico there almost seems to be a push where arizona is seeing a higher rate of issues with the border at this point.
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so that may be where there's a little bit of a disconnect. i can tell you this. i remember gabriela is a congresswoman from the border down there. she was disappointed that the president when he gave the immigration speech gave it here in washington, d.c. and didn't go down there. i wonder if we're going to see the president go down there. perhaps right now, no, because it would be viewed with a political prison. since we're inside 100 days to election day, but i know there was a lot of democrats in arizona who would have liked to have seen attorney general holder or president obama go to the border and see it firsthand. have the conversation firsthand of border security there. because i think there truly seems to be a rhetorical disconnect between what folks in arizona see and what folks in washington see. >> nbc's chuck todd, thank you, chuck. >> let's bring in another democratic congressman from arizona. congressman, thanks so much for
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being with us. >> let's get your reaction to the ruling on the judge. >> well, obviously satisfied for a variety of reasons. this law in arizona and across the nation was becoming rapidly the most divisive law that we've seen in a long, long time. certainly in arizona. creating a lot of emotion, a lot of fear. that law has now been stayed, the heart of that law has been stayed and the opportunity to pause and look at long-term solutions for arizona. >> we just heard from jan brewer who says now the feds need to step it pup what happen do you think the administration needs to do to answer the that arizona
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needed this because the feds weren't doing their job? >> i too represent a big part of the border here in southern arizona, all of the discussion has been about enforcement, enforcement. theed a ming administration has put much more money in there. more deportations and detentions coming out of the arizona. if enforcement is still the issue, we need to deal with it. but i think enforcement is where the krus lies. and i hope that this injunction on this law, i think it will survive any appeal, now gives us a pause to do something about
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this broken system. >> would you be in support of somebody from the administration, again picking up on what chuck todd had to say, maybe not the president, maybe the vice president, maybe the attorney general coming down and continuing this discussion down in your state? >> in a comprehensive discussion, absolutely. to see the border, absolutely. but to go tlo and fear mongering and not dealing with the problem, i wouldn't advise that. if you're going to go to arizona, go to arizona and look at the immigration issue in its totalitity. i for one -- i've called for economic sanctions. no conventions and no conferences coming to arizona. with this ruling i feel that's off the table now. i say that so all sides have something off the table. the idea of the boycott does not become the reason we don't deal with comprehensive reform. >> thank you so much for being
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with us. >> the political shock waves will be felt all the way to the beltway. jonathan, let's look at the big picture here. is there somebody who clearly benefits and clearly loses in the political forum in this one? >> well in the short term, the people who win in the short-term politically in this are the republicans. this is an issue that galvanizes their conservative base. it certainly galvanizes folks within the tea party movement who are, you know, quite frankly, very upset, very angry about illegal immigration and the impact it's having, as they see it on the country, on crime rates and on the economy. when you're talking about midterm elections, remember, it's always about turnout. you know, there's no presidential election on the ballot.
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it's all cloel and state. this will certainly gin up turnout on the right. but let's remember something, this is something that everyone knows is going to go back and forth until it gets to the supreme court, as governor brewer wants it to get. we'll be seeing the winners and losers bounce back and forth as it makes its way there. >> the fact that this may well go into the election day and potentially beyond, we talked about jan brewer saying there's going to be an expedited appeal, but that may be the first step to the supreme court. >> does it indeed in that sense hurt the democrats more? we see a huge disconnect. far more republicans planning to vote in the midterms than the democrats. >> this is something the democrats wanted to have happen. you remember, it was the justice department that filed suit, to get the core of this law knocked
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out. or, you know, have an injunction applied to it. i think maria teresa kumar said folks are relieved. when folks are relieved, there's no impetus to get out there and vote. but let's remember in the long term, tell the folks on capitol hill entente tant live about immigration. what are they going to do about illegal immigration. for one reason or another, red tape or bag log, can't seem to make it all the way through the system. >> good to see you, jonathan. >> you, too, chris.
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>> 100 days after the deepwater horizon rig blew up and started spilling oil into the gulf, a criminal investigation is launched. according to "the washington post," bp, transocean and halliburton all face some very tough questions about allegations of faking test results and the relation between
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big oil and federal regulators. let me ask you about this, because this new federal investigation, led by the attorney general eric holler, how sit dprimpbt multiple state and local investigations? >> we'll, this is a big step up that we're seeing and it shows it isn't going to be business as usual. in the past, with environmental crime, even as something massive as the exxon valdez, it was principally high fines and misdemeanors against corporations, rather than any individuals in handcuffs. this time they are looking at a broad range of the felonies. they're getting every possible resource, state and locals. they're going to look at falsifications of reports before the disaster, to any form of cover-up afterwards to some smaller crimes such as misdemeanors for water pollution. and now we're seeing something that's fascinating and new. was there a relationship between some of the bureaucrats, some of the regulators and big oil that
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crossed the line from cozy to sleazy to maybe something criminal. this kind of investigation is has to have a lot of trouble to get to bed at night. >> we are used to fines. we're not used to executives, at least in this industry, going to jail. could that happen? >> and that's a fascinating question, and i think it very well might. now, it's easier to prosecute a corporation. you don't have to prove individual culpability beyond to the exclusion of a reasonable doubt. that's the challenge here, but they are going all out. the biggest environmental crime investigation in history, and i think that before they are done, there's going to be a strong message that you can't get out of this with just your checkbook to america's corporations. they are going to be some individuals that end up in handcuffs. >> kendall coffey, thanks so much. >> hey, thank you. take a quick break and be back with the fastest three minutes of news. fight it with new... it combines extra strength bayer aspirin to treat pain plus an alertness aid
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three minutes in news. down to the wire. hit the clock. first up, raising the red flag on bull fighting. catalonia, spain, has become the first major region in that country to actually ban bull fighting, but activists say the law doesn't go far enough because it doesn't ban the annual fire bull festival, and, yes, just like the name suggests, it involves lighting the horns of bulls on fire. to iraq. more than four and a half months after march national elections, iraqi voters are still waiting for word on their new government, shiite, sunni and kurdish political factions remain stuck on a choice for prime minister and other top posts. next up, china with the yangtze river rising. this water flooding streets near the banks of the river, and more rain is expected today. check out this feeding frenzy on a j.river. all those bumps in the water, yes, they are alligators. a fisherman braved the threat to capture the pictures of this rare and frankly terrifying sight. the lure of britain's
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monarchy is really bringing in the money. new figures out of london show interest in the royal family generates $778 million a year in oversees tourism. the top attraction, thor to of london. in paris, can you now check out a once top secret tunnel from the louvre. a wine-tasting school just opened in the cellars connected to the museum, and here's a little trivia for your day. the tunnel was once used as an escape route for louis xv. >> back up. where are you? you're on a boat with the man your man could smell. what's in your hand? back at me. i have it. it's an oyster with two tickets to that thing you love. look again. >> the old spice guy. he's heading to the big string. he's been cast in the move with jason bateman and jennifer anniston. he just wrapped up a week long social media campaign and get this. 186 customized videos, 90,000 twitter followers and 675,000 facebook fans. police in ft. lauderdale are
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on the lookout for the so-called beauty bandit. you've heard of diamond dash. doctors say this woman is behind a botox and dash scheme. now to a rumble on the web. internet titan google wants to face off against ever growing facebook. the company now if talks to develop its own social network site. let the battle begin. sarah palin may be quick to type out her thoughts on facebook and twitter, but her state actually deals with the slowest internet speeds in the country. according to a state of the internet report, new jersey and washington have the second and third slowest connections. in tokyo today, the star of the robot expo could help you after retirement. when our bodies betray us with old age this robo nurse is there to help. it's designed to keep seniors independent. and we end on a bear on camera caught in a fishing net in alaska. the momma bear frees her cub from the net before running back into the woods.
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good momma, and that brings us down to the wire. i'm chris jansing. "the dylan ratigan show" is up next.
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